Matt Bettencourt


Matt Bettencourt born April 12, 1975 is an American professional golfer

Born in Alameda, California, Bettencourt turned professional in 2001 after attending Modesto Junior College

In 2008, Bettencourt won twice on the Nationwide Tour, at the Oregon Classic in September and a month and a half later at the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch The second win took him from 12th to 1st in the money list, therefore earning him his 2009 PGA Tour card He finished 111th on the PGA Tour money list in 2009 to retain his card for 2010 In 2010, he gained his first PGA Tour win at the Reno-Tahoe Open, one shot ahead of Bob Heintz after Heintz missed a 35 feet 11 m birdie putt on the 72nd hole This win ensures PGA Tour exemption for Bettencourt until the end of the 2012 season in a tough season that saw Bettencourt make 14 cuts in 32 appearances

Bettencourt split time in 2013 between the Webcom Tour and PGA Tour He finished 16th on the 2013 Webcom Tour regular season money list to earn his 2014 PGA Tour card In 2014, he made only 4 cuts in 14 events and finished 211th on the FedEx Cup points list, therefore he lost his PGA Tour card and also missed the Webcom Tour Finals The finish demoted Bettencourt to the past champions category for the 2014-15 season and forced him to Webcom Tour Qualifying School

Contents

  • 1 Professional wins 6
    • 11 PGA Tour wins 1
    • 12 Nationwide Tour wins 2
    • 13 Other wins 3
  • 2 Results in major championships
    • 21 Summary
  • 3 See also
  • 4 External links

Professional wins 6edit

PGA Tour wins 1edit

No Date Tournament Winning score Margin
of victory
Runner-up Winner's
share $
1 Jul 18, 2010 Reno-Tahoe Open –11 66-68-75-68=277 1 stroke Bob Heintz 540,000

Nationwide Tour wins 2edit

No Date Tournament Winning score Margin
of victory
Runner-up Winner's
share $
1 Sep 21, 2008 Oregon Classic –19 65-70-65-69=269 2 strokes Bubba Dickerson 90,000
2 Nov 9, 2008 Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch –17 68-67-63-69=267 1 stroke Jeff Klauk 180,000

Other wins 3edit

  • 2002 Northern California Open
  • 2003 Northern California Open
  • 2007 Northern California Open

Results in major championshipsedit

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
US Open T10 T70 DNP CUT T53
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place
Yellow background for top-10

Summaryedit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
US Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 3
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 2 2009 US Open – 2010 US Open
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

See alsoedit

  • 2008 Nationwide Tour graduates
  • 2013 Webcom Tour Finals graduates

External linksedit

  • Matt Bettencourt at the PGA Tour official site
  • Matt Bettencourt at the Official World Golf Ranking official site


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